Aliases for MPZ Gene
External Ids for MPZ Gene
Previous Symbols for MPZ Gene
This gene encodes a major structural protein of peripheral myelin. Mutations in this gene result in the autosomal dominant form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 and other polyneuropathies. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2010]
GeneCards Summary for MPZ Gene
MPZ (Myelin Protein Zero) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MPZ include foot drop and congenital hypomyelination neuropathy. Among its related pathways are Neural Crest Differentiation and Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs). GO annotations related to this gene include structural molecule activity. An important paralog of this gene is MPZL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MPZ Gene
Creation of an extracellular membrane face which guides the wrapping process and ultimately compacts adjacent lamellae